29 June 2005

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Oracle identity management delivers first integrated identity and access solutions

Oracle has announced the first integrated release of the Oracle(r) Identity Management suite since acquiring Oblix in March 2005. The release delivers the industry's most complete identity solution to safeguard information, critical systems and applications against unauthorized access across heterogeneous computing environments.
Serving as the security backbone for Oracle Fusion Middleware, the new release brings together the best identity management capabilities from Oracle and Oblix and further extends support for heterogeneous systems. Organizations can use the solution to manage enterprise-wide identities for Oracle and non-Oracle technologies. The product extends support for all leading applications, directories and platforms.
"When we acquired Oblix, Oracle provided an outline for how we would rapidly integrate Oblix technology with Oracle's existing identity offerings," said Hasan Rizvi, vice president, Security and Identity Management Products, Oracle. "This release marks the first milestone delivering on that commitment and brings together the best features and technologies that will help us to meet the strong demand for Oracle's identity products."
With increasingly complex information technology ecosystems, organizations seek comprehensive solutions that provide secure access across all systems. For example, an enterprise running an IBM database, SAP applications and an LDAP directory from Microsoft, can use a single identity solution - Oracle Identity Management - throughout its enterprise. Previously, organizations were tasked with deploying multiple point solutions to manage user identities for specific systems and applications.

New Features
The new release of Oracle Identity Management includes a number of enhancements to the Oracle COREid Access and Identity, Oracle COREid Federation, Oracle COREid Provisioning and Oracle Web Services Manager components of the suite, further extending its leading heterogeneous capabilities. These features include:
- Oracle COREid Access and Identity - Updated support for IBM WebSphere and BEA WebLogic Portal servers, allowing organizations to provide secure access to applications and content delivered through these portals.
- Oracle COREid Federation - Incremental Oracle Database and SQL Server support for federated identity information.
- Oracle COREid Provisioning - In addition to support of Microsoft Active Directory and Microsoft Identity Integration Server, the Oracle Internet Directory provisioning platform has been certified to provide customers an out-of-the-box provisioning solution.
- Oracle Web Services Manager - Additional agents for .NET, TIBCO and WebSphere are available to apply Web services security, monitoring and policy management in these environments.

About Oracle Identity Management
Oracle Identity Management is a complete, heterogeneous, and open solution meeting organizations' enterprise requirements for Web access, identity administration, user provisioning, federation of identities and Web services integration across disparate operating systems, directories, application servers and applications.

About Oracle Fusion Middleware
Oracle Fusion Middleware is a family of proven middleware products that helps organizations achieve greater agility, make better-informed business decisions and more easily integrate data and processes across disparate IT systems - including technologies from Oracle and other vendors. Oracle Fusion Middleware features Oracle Application Server 10g, related Application Server products and options, Data Hubs and Oracle Collaboration Suite. These products are available today and are being used by thousands of customers and partners throughout the world. Additional information can be found at www.oracle.com/middleware.

About Oracle
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, visit our Web site at http://www.oracle.com.

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